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Updated designs have emerged for a two-building development now rising near the historic offices of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.

The project, which is being developed by Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises, is named 11x12 for the addresses of its development sites at 1100 S. Hill Street and 1201 S. Main Street.  As designed by architecture firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, with direction from Togawa Smith Martin, the dual low-rise buildings will feature a combined 391 residential units and 16,000 square feet of retail space.

The smaller of the two buildings, located at 11th and Hill Streets, will offer 177 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments above 7,300 square feet of ground-level retail space and parking accommodations for 276 vehicles and 201 bicycles.  Renderings portray a seven-story structure clad with white stucco and red metal panels, highlighted by a landscaped paseo adjacent to the Herald Examiner Building.

The larger building, situated one block east at 12th Street and Broadway, will feature 214 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments above 9,000 square feet of commercial space and parking accommodations for 231 vehicles and 245 bicycles.  The seven-story structure, clad with white stucco and blue metal panels, will offer residential amenities such as a fitness center and a rooftop observation deck.

Completion of 11x12 is currently on track to occur in 2017.  The two buildings will follow Forest City's $100-million revival of Blossom Plaza, a long-delayed mixed-use development which is expected to open later this year at Chinatown Station.

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